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Topolobampo Colony

Collection Information

Image - The New City (Topolobampo, Mexico)

The New City


The Topolobampo cooperative colony was founded in 1886 by a group of American colonists at Sinaloa, Mexico, at the head of the Gulf of California. Leader Albert Kimsey Owen (1847-1916) was a surveyor, civil engineer, and utopian socialist. He dreamed of establishing a railroad from Texas to the site of "Pacific City," his ideal planned settlement. Owen funded his ideas through his Credit Foncier Company of Sinaloa. His ambitious plans were never fully realized, and the colony ultimately failed.


Materials Digitized

  • The New City (vols. 1-2, 1892-1893)
  • Social Solutions (9 issues, a 1886 English translation of the 1871 Spanish original)

External Resources


Christian Goodwillie, Director and Curator of Special Collections and Archives
E-mail: cgoodwil (at) hamilton (dot) edu
Telephone: (315) 859-4447

Special Collections
Burke Library
198 College Hill Road
Clinton, NY 13323

(Reviewed: November 5, 2015)


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